When the harvest gets small, we find other things to fill our gardening appetites. Like canning applesauce!
Here are 15 quarts of applesauce I made from 52 pounds of Stayman apples! A lot of work, but it's sure worth it. Pure applesauce with nothing else added, not even sugar. It tastes wonderful!
Slim pickin's on the okra this week. We only got four pieces that weighed a total of two and a half ounces. I don't think any more will develop this year as the weather has turned too chilly in the evenings. I notice the stalks are starting to turn a rusty brown color. They must be getting ready to go dormant.
My wife and I picked 4 ounces of raspberries by flashlight as we ran out of daylight while taking care of garden chores this late into the year.
A couple teaspoons of sugar helped turn those raspberries into a great topping for some vanilla ice cream!
Early in the week, these two Park's Whopper tomatoes weighed in at eleven ounces. That's small, but I'll take them and be very happy about it!
From the previous picture, this was the one on the right transformed into how we like them best. Look at how meaty they are!
We finished up the week picking these additional six tomatoes that weighed a total of one and three-quarter pounds. These are some of the ones that were hiding under the vines shown in a previous post. There aren't many of those left now.
Notice that I don't have any marconi peppers in my harvest this week? They're still a little small for picking.
Here's a video showing what they look like this week. I'm surprised at how many there are on the bushes. Next week's harvest should be a nice one!
The buttercrunch lettuce is growing slowly but nicely. It all looks very healthy.
This is the East Plot with collards and broccoli as the main fall/winter crops.
This is the West Plot with additional rows of collards and there are two rows of broccoli on the other side of the marconi green pepper bushes.
That's all for this week. I hope everyone has good luck with the weather and growing their cool weather crops. If it's too cool in your area for growing them, I wish you good luck with your planning for next year's garden. I know you're thinking about it. We just can't help doing it!
Thanks to each one of you for stopping by and visiting my blog. When you do, I feel like you're visiting with me in my garden.
Have a warm gardening day!